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July 06, 2004

Back To The Grind

It's always so hard to go back to work after a few days off. I had a great weekend though!

Friday we went to a fondue restaurant for dinner and then to NXNW to see Joe Bonamassa. It was the second time I had watched Joe play live and he's phenomenal. If you haven't heard of him, he's a blues/southern rock musician. He plays amazing guitar and has the perfect voice for his music style.

The rest of the weekend was pretty laid back. We did some grilling and movie watching. I did a little shopping at Old Navy. They had the cutest cotton print skirts! So I got myself 3 of those. And then on Monday I ran into Philly and picked up some yarn at Rosie's and Sophie's.

Knitting

I did alot of knitting this weekend. I started the second Koigu sock. I cast on for a zip up cabley cardigan in Donegal Tweed. I started a Kureyon scarf:

kureyonScarf18

It's a simple seed stitch scarf. I cast on 27 stitches (using the cable cast on - my current fav) and am alternating 2 rows of 2 different skeins. To keep the colors alternating nicely, I wound 2 of the skeins from the outside so the colors would change in opposite directions. I like the combos so far, although interestingly, the pinks seem to have met up halfway -- even though the skeins started with different colors.

I also finished the first Hooray For Me Glove:

hooray1Done

It fits wonderfully! I made 2 simple changes to the pattern. Between the fingers the pattern said to cast on 2 stitches. I did that for one finger but it was too tight and I had to pull it out. So I cast on 1 extra stitch and it was perfect. The other change was the length of the fingers. The pattern said 11 rows but 10 was enough for me. That's it! It's a great pattern -- simple to follow and has made me comfortable enough to try a full pair of gloves in the future.

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Comments

how funny, we went to the fondue place fri night too - did you go to the one in chestnut hill? The glove looks great, as does the sock!

Posted by: evelyn | Jul 6, 2004 10:57:55 AM

i love the glove!! i really like the way the fingers came out alternating the colors.

Posted by: kim | Jul 6, 2004 12:23:24 PM

Love the way your glove looks!

Posted by: Margene | Jul 6, 2004 12:55:55 PM

*having glove envy when I know I have to sew the rest of the week first...* ;-)

Posted by: Eklectika | Jul 6, 2004 2:13:10 PM

we probably have the same 3 cotton skirts from old navy since the last time i was there, i bought 3 skirts! :)

Posted by: stella | Jul 8, 2004 3:42:10 PM

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